Glenn Fleishman, writing for The Economist, on Amazon’s back-and-forth with Lendle:
But on Monday morning Amazon turned off the content tap that feeds
the site; it was not switched on again until Tuesday evening. The
brief outage demonstrates a fundamental truth about the internet:
if you don’t own the data you need to run your business, you’re
dependent on the policies — and whims — of the parties that
do. Jeff Croft, Lendle’s founder, says he will not make that
Really smart take on the story.